TOWIE star Mick Norcross found dead aged 57 

By | January 21, 2021
TOWIE star Mick Norcross found dead aged 57 

TOWIE star Mick Norcross discovered lifeless aged 57 

TOWIE star and former Sugar Hut proprietor Mick Norcross has been discovered lifeless aged 57.

The businessman, who rose to fame as the person behind the nightclub on the hit ITV2 sequence, was found at his residence in Bulphan, Essex, by emergency companies on Thursday afternoon.

In a haunting ultimate tweet, posted simply hours earlier than his physique was discovered, he wrote: ‘On the finish remind your self that you just did the perfect you may. And that’s adequate.’  

Mick is survived by his sons Kirk, 32, Mason, Daniel and daughter Hollie. He additionally has three grandchildren.  

It’s the first tragedy to strike the TOWIE forged since Patricia Brooker, often known as Nanny Pat, died aged 80 in 2015.

It follows plenty of excessive profile actuality deaths lately, together with Caroline Flack, Michael Thalassitis and Jade Goody. 

The star made his TOWIE debut in 2011 in the course of the present’s second season, whereas son Kirk was a part of the unique forged when the present started a 12 months prior. 

The businessman was launched because the proprietor of Sugar Hut, a nightclub in Brentwood which was a well-liked filming location for the present. 

Throughout his time on the present, Mick caught the eye of Gemma Collins, 39, who quickly developed a crush on him. 

Considered one of his most notable storylines was when, at a pool celebration for the second sequence finale, Gemma was satisfied Mick was bringing a bottle of champagne over to her, however was as a substitute snubbed when the Sugar Hut proprietor walked previous her and introduced the bubbly to Lauren Goodger’s sister Nicola.

Gemma led the tributes this night, writing on Instagram: ‘ALWAYS A GENTLEMAN. Completely shocked and saddened by the information.

‘My ideas and prayers are going out to Kirk household and associates completely tragic #ripmicknorcross

‘The reminiscences of the early days the sugar hut and the great filming events you placed on won’t ever be forgotten.

‘You by no means know what somebody goes by means of you was [sic] one of many good guys.’

An Essex Police spokesman informed MailOnline: ‘We have been known as to an deal with in Bulphan shortly earlier than 3.15pm on Thursday 21 January.

‘Sadly, a person inside was pronounced lifeless. His dying just isn’t being handled as suspicious and a file can be ready for the coroner.’ 

TOWIE star and former Sugar Hut owner Mick Norcross, pictured with an entourage of girls at the Essex nightclub, has been found dead aged 57

TOWIE star and former Sugar Hut proprietor Mick Norcross, pictured with an entourage of women on the Essex nightclub, has been discovered lifeless aged 57

Tragic: Mick haunting last tweet, posted on Thursday morning at 7.17am, read: 'At the end remind yourself that you did the best you could. And that is good enough.'

Tragic: Mick haunting final tweet, posted on Thursday morning at 7.17am, learn: ‘On the finish remind your self that you just did the perfect you may. And that’s adequate.’

Mick Norcross, pictured alongside son Kirk, was tragically found dead in Essex on Thursday afternoon, just hours after a haunting final tweet

Mick Norcross, pictured alongside son Kirk, was tragically discovered lifeless in Essex on Thursday afternoon, simply hours after a haunting ultimate tweet 

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Police exterior the house of Mick Norcross this night, after the TOWIE star was discovered lifeless earlier this afternoon

Nightclub owner: The businessman rose to fame as the owner of Sugar Hut nightclub on the ITV series The Only Way Is Essex (pictured in 2012)

Nightclub proprietor: The businessman rose to fame because the proprietor of Sugar Hut nightclub on the ITV sequence The Solely Means Is Essex (pictured in 2012) 

The star made his TOWIE debut in 2011 during the show's second season, while son Kirk was part of the original cast when the show began a year prior.

The star made his TOWIE debut in 2011 in the course of the present’s second season, whereas son Kirk was a part of the unique forged when the present started a 12 months prior.

Tributes from the property developer’s TOWIE co-stars and movie star associates have been quickly posted in response to Mick’s heartbreaking ultimate tweet.  

TOWIE veteran James Argent known as the property developer: ‘A real gentleman & a really form man’.

James, 33, wrote: ‘RIP Mick. Many wonderful reminiscences, So Unhappy! My ideas are together with his household.’

Mario Falcone, who starred on the present between 2011 to 2018 posted a damaged coronary heart emoji, as did Elliott Wright, who appeared on TOWIE between 2010 and 2017. 

Jamie Reed, who had a short stint on the truth sequence, chimed: ‘Very unhappy. RIP’, whereas Ex On The Seaside star Jess Impiazzi typed: ‘Please do not ever really feel like nobody is there or desires to hear, you matter! You are liked! And the world is healthier with you in it. There may be at all times mild on the finish of the tunnel! I promise.’ 

Mick bought Sugar Hut in 2019, having beforehand gone on to develop a property portfolio, together with The Grand Resort in Leigh.

The businessman shelled out £4.3m for the positioning again in 2011 and dreamed of turning the derelict constructing right into a boutique resort,restaurant and spa.

Nonetheless, regardless of intensive renovation, restoration work took longer than deliberate and the resort continues to be but to open.   

The identical 12 months Mick purchased the resort, he put his £3.4million transformed farmhouse up on the market.

The mansion, which was additionally an everyday filming location throughout his time, was the envy of TOWIE viewers.

The property additionally boasted a non-public home the place Kirk lived together with his girlfriend on the time Lauren Pope, a sizzling tub and plasma display TVs. 

After placing up the home on sale, Mick stated, ‘I have been right here six years and I’ve fully refurbished this place. Now I am prepared to maneuver on to a different undertaking.’

Mick made a hefty revenue for £2.2million after shopping for the home in 2005 for £1.2million.   

A police car and a forensic investigation van were parked outside Mr Norcross' home in Bulphan, Essex, after he was found dead on Thursday afternoon

A police automotive and a forensic investigation van have been parked exterior Mr Norcross’ residence in Bulphan, Essex, after he was discovered lifeless on Thursday afternoon

Mick Norcross and The SugarHut Honeys attend the Inside Soap Awards at One Marylebone in London in September 2012

Mick Norcross and The SugarHut Honeys attend the Inside Cleaning soap Awards at One Marylebone in London in September 2012

Mick Norcross attends the Royal World Premiere of 'Skyfall' at Royal Albert Hall on October 23, 2012 in London

Mick Norcross attends the Royal World Premiere of ‘Skyfall’ at Royal Albert Corridor on October 23, 2012 in London

Gemma Collins said she was 'absolutely shocked and saddened by the news' as she said Mick was 'always a gentleman'

Gemma Collins said she was 'absolutely shocked and saddened by the news' as she said Mick was 'always a gentleman'

Gemma Collins stated she was ‘completely shocked and saddened by the information’ as she stated Mick was ‘at all times a gentleman’

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Well loved: Tributes from the property developer's TOWIE co-stars and celebrity friends were soon posted on Mick's heartbreaking final tweet

Nicely liked: Tributes from the property developer’s TOWIE co-stars and movie star associates have been quickly posted on Mick’s heartbreaking ultimate tweet

Millionaire: Mick was known as the businessman of Essex on the hit ITV2 show, but eventually sold the Brentwood nightclub in 2019 (pictured)

Millionaire: Mick was often known as the businessman of Essex on the hit ITV2 present, however ultimately bought the Brentwood nightclub in 2019 (pictured) 

Mick quit The Only Way Is Essex in 2013, after being left furious the nightclub was being used a battleground on the show (pictured with TOWIE veteran Amy Childs in 2016)

Mick stop The Solely Means Is Essex in 2013, after being left livid the nightclub was getting used a battleground on the present (pictured with TOWIE veteran Amy Childs in 2016)

Actuality TV has been hit with plenty of tragic younger deaths lately, together with maybe most notably, Love Island host Caroline Flack, who took her personal life at her north-east London residence final February aged 40.

Earlier than that, the programme was rocked by the dying of Mike Thalassitis, who hanged himself in a park after an alcohol and cocaine binge aged simply 26, an inquest was informed in 2019.

A decade earlier, there was widespread mourning over the dying of Huge Brother’s Jade Goody, who died of cervical most cancers at 27, after being hailed for her work in elevating consciousness and inspiring girls to get checked.

Reliving the well-known scene with Gemma Collins, Mick beforehand stated he regretted decreasing the boutique proprietor to tears in an interview with The Solar that 12 months.

He stated on the time: ‘I had no concept that Gemma was so upset. I believe somebody might have informed her I used to be going to return over to her somewhat than Nicola. 

‘However I by no means meant to harm her. I hate the considered upsetting anybody.’ 

Mick went on to have a short romance with Maria Fowler, who additionally starred on the present and was 13 years his junior.  

He stop The Solely Means Is Essex in 2013, after being left livid the nightclub was getting used a battleground on the present. 

Sugar Hut turned recognized for its high-publicised feuds on the present with large rows between central characters akin to Mark Wright and Lauren Goodger, in addition to former on-off couple Chloe Sims and Mark’s cousin Elliott. 

He informed The Solar on the time of his departure: ‘My membership is an upmarket venue the place folks come to drink champagne and really feel spoiled.

‘All these rows they preserve filming do not present the membership in a superb mild and I am nervous it is placing folks off coming, which is the very last thing I need.’

Mick described his time on TOWIE as ‘very demanding’ and ‘what it did to me as an individual was fairly a wierd factor’ as he struggled from being ‘any individual no person actually is aware of’ to ‘a family identify so to talk’.

He stated throughout an interview with Echo Information about why he joined TOWIE in 2018 that ‘it was a call I took simply to attempt to manoeuvre the enterprise – the Sugar Hut – in the fitting means, I wanted it to be portrayed in the fitting mild and being a part of the present that was the one means I may try this.’

Drama: When TOWIE debuted in 2010, Sugar Hut was the place to be and where much of the drama unfolded (Jessica Wright, Lauren Goodger, Amy Childs, Mark Wright and James Argent pictured in 2011)

Drama: When TOWIE debuted in 2010, Sugar Hut was the place to be and the place a lot of the drama unfolded (Jessica Wright, Lauren Goodger, Amy Childs, Mark Wright and James Argent pictured in 2011) 

Towie Nightclub Owner Mick Norcross poses for photos alongside his new entourage in their customised 'Honeys' bikinis

Towie Nightclub Proprietor Mick Norcross poses for images alongside his new entourage of their customised ‘Honeys’ bikinis

Mick added: ‘I did not need them to simply come and experience roughshod over the enterprise and painting it how they wished, folks having fights within the membership and what have you ever. 

‘That might by no means be proper and even the connection with my son, I wanted that to return throughout proper. Nevertheless it obtained to the stage the place it actually wasn’t the place I wanted to be in life.’ 

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